Showing posts with label Ocean Exploration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ocean Exploration. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Explore the Ocean With Google Maps

Google Earth has had ocean imagery and tours for a while now. You can see a list of ocean tours here. Now you can see underwater ocean imagery in Google Maps too. Yesterday, Google released new underwater ocean imagery for Google Maps. There is not a lot of imagery yet, but what Google has published is quite impressive. Get started by taking a look at the sea turtle and fish below.

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Applications for Education
The underwater Google Maps imagery is limited right now, but what imagery Google has published could be good for students to explore coral reefs in clear detail.

Monday, April 2, 2012

View Live Video of NOAA Ocean Explorer's Gulf of Mexico Expedition

The NOAA Ocean Explorer is currently on an expedition to explore the deep-sea habitats and marine life of the northern parts of the Gulf of Mexico. You and your students can follow along on the 56 day exploration through live webcam feeds. You can also view recorded videos from the expedition.

NOAA has archived more than ten years of videos and images from past Ocean Explorer expeditions. For those past expeditions you can find multiple lesson plans to use in your classroom. You can also view archived video footage on the NOAA Ocean Explorer YouTube channel.

Applications for Education
The NOAA Ocean Explorer expedition videos, pictures, and expedition reports could be useful supplements to your lesson plans on marine biology. And if you're looking for some new lesson ideas, take a look at the lesson plans associated with past NOAA Ocean Explorer expeditions.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Finding and Diving Into the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is more than a mile deeper than Mount Everest is tall. Filmmaker James Cameron is planning to dive to the bottom and film it. National Geographic has released a couple of preview videos about the dive. The two videos, embedded below, provide a couple of quick lessons about the deepest valley on Earth.

Sounding the Bottom is a short explanation of how sonar is used to measure depths.

The Long Way Down offers a nice visual perspective of just how deep James Cameron will be diving.

H/T to The Adventure Blog